See3D

$1,125 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 17 months
Caroline Karbowski
on behalf of Mike Karbowski
 CINCINNATI, OH
Our mission is to connect technology students with people who are blind or have low vision, by creating and distributing 3D printed models to bring a new understanding to both worlds.  Through touch, the blind are are able to understand visual concepts, such as textbook images, maps, and geometric shapes.  We have created a website, www.see3d.org, where eventually teachers of the visually impaired, and the those who are blind, will be able to make a request for 3D printed models.  Technology students can then print the design, and bring it to See3D, where we will mail it to the school for the blind, or the blind individual.  We are raising money to pay for the 3D printing supplies, shipping and handling costs,  website hosting fees, technology support, and Braille embossing materials.  





We want to expand our impact globally by connecting with Familias Especiales, an organization that helps children with special needs in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.   We hope to provide the students who are blind with the models and Braille learning materials they need.  We would like to raise enough funds to purchase Familias Especiales their own 3D printer as well.  

See3D has already connected with schools in Cincinnati, Columbus, Chicago, and Indianapolis.  We have provided over 60 models to students and individuals.  We hope to increase this amount with your help. Please join us as we provide the touch, and bring a new understanding to our world.
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Hello!

See3D has been active! We went to the Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire, where we were able to spread awareness about creating 3D printed objects for the blind, and network with other Makers to expand the efforts of See3D. After being featured in AccessWorld Magazine and in a Blind Abilities podcast, people from all over the United States and internationally contacted us to provided assistance, or request models.

We just finished creating a school floor plan, for an orientation and mobility teacher, and after hearing about touch-mapper.org, we have been active creating school and neighborhood maps. We are also adding braille labels for buildings and street names.

Our model requesting form is now active on our website! We can receive requests, and send them to other schools that have volunteered to print. Currently, only See3D can view the requests, but we hope eventually anyone with an account will be able to view requests, and select models to create and send.

Thank you for your support!
See3D

Read and hear about us!

AccessWorld: < https://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw180906>

Blind Abilities: < http://wp.me/p6rcRg-LH>

See3D Website: < http://www.see3d.org>
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Great news! Since our models qualify as free matter for the blind, we can ship them at no cost through USPS. We sent a 3D model package last week using this service, and it arrived successfully! This way we can focus our funds on printing, and not distribution.

We bought 3 rolls of filament, including one green roll that is currently in use. We also purchased 50 sheets of Braille labeling to guarantee the shipping information is accessible to everyone. Thank you for all of your support!

See3D
New filament and Braille labeling paper!
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Hello Everyone,

We visited the New York State School for the Blind, and were able to directly give students the models that we printed. The teachers were very excited because our program allows all the students to have a model, instead of sharing one class model. The students have already requested prints of dogs, cells, and maps. We are using the funds to purchase more filament to create these models.

Our first package of models arrived successfully! We were able to use Braille labeling paper to create address labels. The woman who received the package said it was the first time she knew where the package came from. We are now using the funds to purchase more shipping supplies and Braille labeling paper.

At school, we have spread the word of See3D to younger students. We have done presentations in the Middle School about Braille and 3D printing for the blind. This has allowed us to raise awareness, and encourage students to use 3D printing to help their friends who are blind. An area for a MakerSpace in our school has been approved for our 3D printers. This will allow us to print on a much larger scale and involve all the students in our school.

Thank you!
See3D
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Hello Everyone,

We visited the Ohio State School for the Blind last week, and were able to give them some of our prints. They really appreciated the science models. Hoping to visit another school for the blind this week. Thank you for all of your support!

See3D
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Raised by 20 people in 17 months
Created April 10, 2017
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Ryka Woodruff
9 months ago

Happy Birthday Kira! This is an amazing foundation to help people in need. The 3D printer is amazing. Love, Ryka

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Karen M Talty
9 months ago

I am amazed by you, your dreams and your dedication. Looking forward to what the future holds for you and all those you will help.

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